The Long War of Our “Semi-Fascist” Neo-Confederacy

Barry Dredze
4 min readSep 5, 2022
The Know Nothing, or American party, flag, 1850s; and oblivious to its own irony. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Our civic leaders at every level of government are bound by oath or affirmation to support our Constitution. Further, “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” These are the basic principles of good citizenship in these United States of America, as reflected by our national motto: E Pluribus Unum. Can we ever wrap our collective…

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Barry Dredze

Just another mortal, tweaking my cognitive map on the fly.